Just finished sewing up a Speer kit and giving it the first series of test flights. No unhappy landings. I do find, however, that sealing up the velcro closure of the bugnet is a bit tedious in daylight and I can imagine it being frustrating in the dark. By dumb luck I happen to have three 8-ft. long YKK separating zippers that we bought forty years ago from REI. (That's when REI was still a bunch of climbers having trouble finding sources for climbing hardware.) So I'm toying with the idea of replacing the velcro on one side of the hammock and bugnet with a single 8-ft. long zipper.
My question is: Will I discover a down side to the zipper that is just as big a nuisance as the velcro??? I don't need a remedy worse than the ailment!
What say you who have experience with both?